Battle for Los Angeles
Here is the NBA rundown. All of Tuesday Fantasy Basketball matchups to get you ready for your cash drafts. Play at FanPicks now!
Chicago Bulls (33-37) vs Toronto Raptors (41-29)
Just when it seems like the Chicago Bulls are ready to pack it in and fall out of the postseason race completely, they pull off an impressive upset against a top-four team from the Western Conference. The Raptors are winners of back-to-back games and are putting themselves in a position to win with their work on the defensive end.
Detroit Pistons (34-36) vs Brooklyn Nets (13-56)
The Detroit Pistons are clinging to the No. 8 spot in the Eastern Conference and are hoping a win over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday was what the team needed to shake out of an offensive malaise that resulted in a three-game slide last week. The Nets may be eliminated from postseason contention but will still put up a challenge against Detroit, just as they have in tight losses the last two games against Boston and Dallas.
Phoenix Suns (22-48) vs Miami Heat (34-36)
The Miami Heat used a tremendous surge to jump back into playoff contention in the Eastern Conference but are finding it more difficult to hang onto one of the top eight spots. hoenix lost its last four games and is leaving veterans like Tyson Chandler, Eric Bledsoe and Brandon Knight on the sidelines while the younger players try to prove they can be building blocks.
Memphis Grizzlies (40-30) vs New Orleans Pelicans (29-41)
The Memphis Grizzlies are part of a three-team competition for the No. 5 seed in the Western Conference. They have won four consecutive games to put heat on the Los Angeles Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder. New Orleans is playing well with four victories in its last five games.
Golden State Warriors (56-14) vs Dallas Mavericks (30-39)
Golden State endured a three-game losing skid prior to bouncing back with the winning streak and was sharp while rolling to a 111-95 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday. Dallas is opening a pivotal four-game homestand as it attempts to chase down the Denver Nuggets for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
San Antonio Spurs (53-16) vs Minnesota Timberwolves (28-41)
The San Antonio Spurs own Minnesota and look to make it 11 straight victories in the series. San Antonio won this season’s previous three previous meetings by an average of 9.7 points behind the heroics of All-Star small forward Kawhi Leonard. The Timberwolves are sliding out of contention for the final playoff spot in the West after losing three straight road games.
Milwaukee Bucks (34-35) vs Portland Trail Blazers (32-37)
The Portland Trail Blazers and the Milwaukee Bucks are both trying to secure a spot in the top eight of their respective conferences, and both are facing some stiff competition. The Trail Blazers will go for their fourth straight win and try to close the gap on the eighth-place Denver Nuggets in the West. The Bucks dropped to 2-2 on their six-game road trip.
Los Angeles Clippers (42-29) vs Los Angles Lakers (20-50)
The Los Angeles Clippers are closing in on the fourth-place Utah Jazz in the Western Conference playoff chase. The Lakers have lost five straight games during their fourth consecutive 50-loss campaign as they limp to the finish line.